Does a roo's behavior change with age?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kharmel, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Kharmel

    Kharmel Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2010
    I think I got a good one. He is a Buff Orp cross, only about 20 weeks old. He is great with the girls, calls them for food and if I give them a slice of bread, he'll take a chunk and and hold it in his beak for them to eat or lay it on the ground for them and will eat only after they've had some. He doesn't like to be touched but shows no agression at all to me or the girls just always keeps his distance from me. He doesn't push mating and seems to be gentle about it. Also, always on the lookout for preditors. So far, he's been great.

    My question is, is this indicitive of the kind of rooster he will be when he's fully mature, or is there a chance he will become more aggressive? How early can you tell if you lucked out with a good rooster?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio

    He is still pretty young, so his attitude could change. But not all roosters are mean. So far so good! [​IMG] Just be prepared so he doesn't catch you off guard. Sometimes as they age, they do get even more protective of the flock and his attitude may change towards you. It's a little early to be totally sure about his temperament, but hey, he's sounding good so far!

    Crossin' my fingers for ya!

  3. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA

    I agree, hope it stays going this way.

  4. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I also have a really great pretty young roo and so far so good! He just keeps getting better and better!

    I don't think the roos will ever be "lap" chickens like the pullets, just make sure he has a healthy dose of respect for YOU and you should be good!
  5. Kharmel

    Kharmel Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2010
    Thanks everyone! I guess I just have to keep my fingers crossed:D

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